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Hanina My Son, Jewish Historical Novel by Andrew Sanders
The life of Rabbi Hanina Ben Dosa are recounted in Andrew Sanders' historical novel, a fictionalized account of key events in Mishnaic period.
Andrew Sanders recreates one of the most critical chapters in the development of Judaism's oral law in his historical novel, Hanina My Son. Set in then-Palestine in the first century CE under Roman rule, the saintly Rabbi Hanina (Hanina Ben Dosa) is brought to life, along with other central figures in Judaism's Mishnaic period.+Rabbis Akiva and Yehoshua Ben Hananiya, along with the famed rabbi Yohanan Ben Zakki - whose son's life Hanina is credited with saving through prayer - live again in Sanders' narrative. The rabbi's life and role in the creation of rabbinic Judaism are retold from the point of view of Achinas, a Greek shipping merchant who married the rabbi's daughter after converting to Judaism.+Cynthia Gasner, writing in The Canadian Jewish News, said of Hanina My Son: There are striking parallels, in the religious, political and economic spheres, between the events that took place some 2,000 years ago, and the events in modern Israel.+A review in Ma'ariv's literary supplement by Tamar Hagar declared that The book brings the reader through the stormy period (of the first century) in Israel and succeeds in creating the illusion that he describes real events…there is something similar in the troubling atmosphere (between their day and ours)…and Sanders describes this very well.+Andrew Sanders was born in 1934 in Budapest. He has authored several works of historical fiction, including My Hisband, Bar Kokhba: A Historical Novel, and lives in Toronto and Haifa.
- Language: English
- Author/Artist: Andrew T. Sanders
- Pages: 416
- Genre: Judaism
- Binding: Hard cover
- Media: Book